Friday, September 9, 2011

Introducing Jessica, the RN!

I am a little bit in shock. These past 2 years, I have stubbornly fought my way through nursing school often feeling like I'd never really make it to the finish line. Each semester that passed saw new "exciting" health obstacles, as if the obstacles of nursing school isn't enough. There was a kidney stone requiring surgery, bleeding ulcers, a new diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome, an injury to my knee causing me to hobble around on crutches, etc. Add all those obstacles to the fact that just 4 years ago a surgeon told us that I'd probably be a vegetable for the rest of my life and require constant care.

And yet, as of today, I am a licensed RN. I am speechless. However, I remember God's voice calling me down this road. It didn't make sense at the time. It didn't seem possible. It has NOT been easy. It has been hard work. And there have been MANY times that His voice has been silent and I've just had to blindly walk in the direction that He once pointed.

But today, those 2 years of schooling have resulted in recieving a license as a registered nurse. AND not only that, but I was also formally offered my dream job today. A job as a nuero/ortho nurse in the same hospital on the same floor where I was once a patient myself. Isn't God good?